Thank You, God: A Father’s Day Discourse

June 20, 2021

On this third Sunday of June, which marks Father’s Day in the Western Hemisphere, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj spoke about gratitude; gratitude to our fathers and our spiritual father, God.

Wishing the global audience a Happy Father’s Day, the spiritual Master reflected on this day when we honor our physical fathers, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers. It is a day to be grateful to those who brought us into this world and taught us the ways of the world. On this day, he said, let us also express our gratitude to our spiritual Father who created everything.

Seldom do we think about God and all we have been given. We think of God when we are in need or looking for some physical gain for ourselves, rarely pausing to acknowledge all our blessings. On this Father’s Day, let us remember the One who blessed us with this human existence, for it is only as humans that our soul has all the faculties needed to recognize itself and to find its way back Home to God.

Our love for God is but a reflection of the great love that emanates from God. When we grow in gratitude and love for God, we embark on the journey to know God. This is the journey of meditation that takes our attention away from the world outside and into the spiritual regions within us. On this Father’s Day, let us honor our fathers and our spiritual Father, the Creator. Let us focus our attention on God through meditation and strive to embark on the spiritual journey.